Should i forget the idea of going to Graduate school

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Im curious cos i finished my BSN with 2.9 GPA and i know most schools ask for 3.0 or higher....what are my chances...are there ways to go around this requirement?

thanks

Jules A, MSN

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Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Imvho everything is negotiatable in academia, lol. If push comes to shove couldn't you take a fluffy gen-ed and get an A to pull it up? Good luck!

serenity1985

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Imvho everything is negotiatable in academia, lol. If push comes to shove couldn't you take a fluffy gen-ed and get an A to pull it up? Good luck!

well the thing is if i take extra classes , the grade wont count towards my undergrad grades....so it wont affect my gpa

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

If you take more classes, then the results will get averaged in as far as what they are looking for in acceptance to a grad school.

But you will also make it easier to get accepted if you have some experience under your belt to prove that you have what it takes for a program like this.

Best of luck to you.

ricknick92

21 Posts

Specializes in CTICU, Rapid Response Team, telemetry.

I also had a GPA

serenity1985

5 Posts

I also had a GPA

i just graduated this May.......i plan to apply in the next 3-4 yrs...just trying to see what i can do early

ricknick92

21 Posts

Specializes in CTICU, Rapid Response Team, telemetry.

I wouldn't stress too much about it. 2.9 is very close to 3.0 and some places will work with you like my director did.

Specializes in Emergency, Cardiac, PAT/SPU, Urgent Care. Has 26 years experience.

Yes, just like RickNick said, when you find a school you want to go to, speak with their program coordinator - many schools will let you take two courses at the masters level and may let you be admitted conditionally - then, if you obtain a B or higher in those courses, they will probably allow you to matriculate.

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